The big news of the day is somewhat Purdue-related in that Penn State will find out their punishment in less than a half hour. Since the Nittany Lions are in our division, any punishment likely effects our football season greatly. Should they be ineligible for the Big Ten title game this year (likely), it means that only Wisconsin, Indiana, and Illinois along with Purdue would be eligible from the Leaders Division. That makes pour game against the Badgers the de facto Division title game.
So, let's discuss it all here. Consider this your Open Thread for the morning in addition to some news links.
The Penn State Sanctions Open Thread - Off Tackle Empire
The Penn State Open Thread at OTE
B1G position rankings: WR/TE (individual) - Big Ten Blog - ESPN
ESPN is very high on Antavian Edison.
B1G position rankings: WR/TE (units) - Big Ten Blog - ESPN
Purdue ranks No. 5 in the Big Ten at receiver.
Hazel Green defensive lineman Parker Cothren commits to Purdue - al.com
More on football commit Parker Cothren.
Alabama defensive end may have best days at Purdue | Journal and Courier | jconline.com
Hazel Green (Ala.) football coach Matt Putnam likes his players to participate in more than one sport. So he doesn't mind when defensive end Parker Cothren spends his winter on the basketball court instead of in the weight room.
B1G position rankings: QB (units) - Big Ten Blog - ESPN
Purdue has the top QB unit in the Big Ten, but will it pay off?
PENN STATE PRESS CONFERENCE PROMISES EVERYTHING FIXED AND PERFECT - Every Day Should Be Saturday
EDSBS' take on the Penn State sanctions.
The amazing, possibly true story behind Brian Cardinal’s big contract | The Basketball Jones | Blogs | theScore.com
The Custodian got paid, and this might be how.
Green Street " E’Twaun Moore bullish on Chicago and JaJuan Johnson considering options
JaJuan Johnson could end up somewhere else, while E`Twaun Moore could end up in Chicago.
Breaking down the winners and losers in the NBA kingdom - Grantland
Brian Cardinal and Carl Landry make Simmons' list of top free agents.
Ryan Kerrigan as Comcast SportsNet anchor - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post
Redskins linebacker takes a turn behind the anchor desk for local sports station.